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Walter (ヴァルター, varutaa), also known as Direwolf (痩せ狼, yaseookami), is associated with Ouroboros as Enforcer No. VIII.

Background

Before Ouroboros

Before joining Ouroboros, Walter practiced Taito school martial arts alongside Kilika Rouran, his lover at the time, and his good friend, Zin Vathek under the guidance of Master Ryuga who was Kilika's father.

In S.1196, tragedy struck when Kilika's father challenged Walter, who had started to become obsessed with the "Murderous Fist" path of martial arts, to a duel and lost; forfeiting his life in the process. Walter then chose to disappear and was soon recruited into Ouroboros.

Personality

Walter is a hardcore fighter who loves to battle with challenging opponents. He is attracted to thrills and power and maintains the sharp predatory instincts and brutality of a wild animal. He will show no mercy to anyone regardless of whether they are women or children which earned him the nickname of "Direwolf."

Walter was originally a good person, however, he soon fell for the allure of the "Murderous Fist" path of the Taito Style and began to lose himself.

Prior to joining Ouroboros, Walter was in love with Kilika and shared a strong bond of friendship with Zin. However, despite joining Ouroboros, it is hinted that he still holds strong feelings for Kilika, but can't bring himself to face her out of shame.

History

The Raging Land

In S.1202, Walter arrived in Liberl on the command of Georg Weissman and urging of Leonhardt, He was then assigned to supervise the experiments involving the earthquake machine trials in Zeiss using the latest Gospel. He used the device twice, once on Wolf Fort and the other on the City of Zeiss on the day that Estelle and co. came to the Zeiss region.

Having previously heard that Estelle and co. were strong opponents, Walter decided to lure them out by making regular appearances at the earthquake sites the day before he used the machine. Done with the trials, he then uses the machine for real by attacking Leiston Fortress which allows Estelle and co. to track him to his base in the Hot Springs Fountainhead located in Elmo Village.

Meeting Estelle's Group

In the depths of the fountainhead where the earthquake was stored, Walter encounters Estelle Bright's group. Confronting them, Walter introduces himself as Enforcer No. VIII: Walter the Direwolf. Agate Crosner hen declares that he knew it and asked him if was the one behind the earthquakes and Walter tells him to quit with the obvious and just get down to fighting him. He then informs the group that the society created the device to mess with the veins, and that it normally messes up the vein directly beneath it. He then explains that his role was to install the Gospel and cause a few earthquakes. Kloe Rinz then asks if it means that his experiment is over.

Walter replies that it is and informs them he wanted to work the earthquakes until they were capable of shattering buildings, but he couldn't get it to hit with that much force. Tita Russell declares that people would get hurt and Walter declares that was what he wanted and threatens to crush Tita's head, scaring her and making her yell at him to go away. Walter then talks about how he likes thrills and suspense, especially the kind that pushes someone to the edge of death and Agate labels him a psycho.

Agate then theorizes that he purposely lured them in and Kloe continues that he purposely showed himself in various locations, so that they would follow him so that he could fight them. Walter then tells them that the time for talking is over and summons some giant worms. Walter then explains to the panicked group that when you mess with the veins, some worms will grow into these monsters and tells them to have fun. After watching Estelle's group defeat the monsters, Walter mutters to himself that he may have overestimated them and declares to the exhausted party that their fight was pathetic.

Agate yells out that he shouldn't underestimate them and that they've killed plenty of monsters like that before. Walter says "Screw it." and then declares that he didn't think that they were that weak and punches Estelle and co. to the ground. Walter starts getting pissed and declares that "Loewe was talking out his ass again." when he declared that the Divine Blade wasn't the only one in Liberl who could give him a challenge.

He then mutters to himself about getting Weissmann to let him chase after "Fangboy" (Joshua) because he is sure to be a more interesting prey. Estelle shows shock at this and pushes herself off the ground and in the process surprises Walter that she is still able to talk. Estelle then declares that she will never let him hurt Joshua. Walter, however, tells her to give up considering that she can barely stand and Estelle declares that she doesn't care and that she will bring Joshua home again.

She then announces that nobody is going to stop her from doing so. Walter then walks up to her and tells her the reason for his nickname as he doesn't show mercy to no one including women and kids and that he hopes that she knows what she's asking for. Estelle declares that she does and challenges him to take her down. He then preps himself to fight Estelle and Tita starts crying. Agate yells at her run, but before Walter can hit her, a blast appears from behind them. Walter dodges the blast, but then gets pounded on by Zin Vathek who saves them.

Olivier then walks in and notes Zin's perfect entrance, surprising Estelle and co. Zin greets Estelle and notes that its been a long time and that he wanted to come sooner, but work in his homeland took longer than expected. He then states that he is relieved that they made it on time. A happy Agate then asks him if he really had to show up at the last minute. Suddenly, Walter laughs and shows his excitement at fighting the A rank Bracer that Loewe had mentioned to him.

He then greets Zin and Zin returns the greeting and admits that he is surprised to see him here, and then asks when he developed the heart and loyalty of a serpent. Walter declares that it was after they last met and that he has been having the time of his life in the society. Zin calls Walter "A blind fool." and asks if he realizes what he is doing. He then declares that his master would be disappointed seeing Walter fall like this, but Walter interjects and tells him to can it with the righteous talk, as he knew the path that he was following from the start.

Zin then informs Walter that Kilika is in Zeiss and that she is working as the receptionist at the Bracer Guild there. Surprised, Walter asks what Kilika is doing back in this backwater place and Zin continues that he doesn't know, but she wants to see him. Zin then pleads with Walter to quit Ouroboros, but Walter kicks in response for talking nonsense. Pulling back, Walter declares that things are gonna be fun from now on and grabs the Gospel, shutting down the device. Walter then disappears into thin air while a desperate Zin calls out for him.

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